January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Miller and Baker combine E-911

Miller County and Baker counties have been diligently working on the combination of the two counties' 911. The two counties applied and received a $400,000 grant through One Georgia. More...

Georgia-Pacific announces layoffs

Over 100 jobs will be eliminated

Companies across the nation have been announcing cutbacks, layoffs and plant closings the past several months. Georgia- Pacific has been among those companies bearing bad news to some of its employees and their communities. More...

Community

News Around Us

Bainbridge - Last Tuesday around 8:00 p.m., Public Safety officers responded to a car striking a tree in the Earl Mae Boat Basin camp grounds and had their hands full for a while. More...

Cultivate blueberries for threeseason beauty • • • • • • • • • • •

Blueberries are the hottest food-bearing plant on the market due to antioxidant content and sky-high grocery store prices. More...

Getting ready for tax season

The holidays have passed us by, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier you prepare for the looming April 15 tax deadline, the easier it will be to file your taxes. More...

School & Sports

Miller County Fall Sports Banquet held

The Miller County Pirates' Fall Sports Banquet was awesome! More...

Backroads and Bobtails

Outdoor Life Is Full of Surprises

I parked my truck beside the small mountain stream. Pulling on my waders, donning my fishing vest, and grabbing my ultra-light spinning gear, I stepped into the creek. I started off eagerly upstream. More...

Beta Club news

The MCHS Beta Club has been busy these past few weeks. During December, many Beta Club members helped decorate the Miller County Nursing Home for Christmas and enjoyed playing Santa Claus to a group of nursing home residents. More...

Obituaries

Betty Louise Strickland

Betty Louise Strickland, 76, of Bainbridge, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Archbold Memorial Hospital. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Newton Cranford, Rev. More...

Patsy "Pat" Ruth Stogner

Funeral services for Patsy "Pat" Ruth Stogner, age 63, of Bainbridge were held Sunday, January 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Cox- Ware Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Allen Ware officiating. More...

JEWEL MILLER

Mrs. Jewell Miller of Colquitt died Friday, January 16, 2009, at her residence. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Benjamin Miller and Rev. Wayne Sheffield officiating. More...

Health

Nursing Home News

We are still staying very busy around Miller Nursing Home. The past few weeks we have had several singing groups to come and sing for us along with our many other activities. More...

During extreme cold weather, guard against hypothermia

The elderly and babies who sleep in unheated rooms are among those who face the greatest danger during cold snaps, but others are at risk as well, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant. More...

Old Sardis Cemetery fixin' by Debra Goocher Morgan ceremonies for on March

There is a cemetery clean-up project for the Old Sardis Cemetery in Early County, located behind the Sardis Cemetery for January 17, 2009-Saturday on Howards Landing Road. Now remember that there is not a whole bunch of room in the field to park. More...

It's official, Obama is 44th president

Washington, D.C.- For all of you who weren't invited to the inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, or even to the parties on days prior to the big day, the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama took place as scheduled. More...

A Flight to Remember

Last Wednesday was a historic day for our country. For the first time since 1981, all living presidents along with the president-elect gathered together at the White House. More...

2008

A Look Back

As the year 2009 begins, the news of 2008 is now history. To recap last year, here is summary of the articles found in the Miller County Liberal. This final glimpse of 2008 has appeared in four installments, covering three months in each segment. More...

Religion

'Abundant Value'

Inspiration

(Pastor James Scarborough, Donalsonville Assembly of God) Gale and I made an after Christmas trip to north Georgia to visit family. More...

'What Man Hath Done'

Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. More...

Public Safety

Law Enforcement Report

Vehicle Accident On January 9, Harry Davis was backing out of the doctor's office and hit Lowell Drake's vehicle. Witness advised that she did not believe Davis even knew he hit Drake's vehicle. More...

Mail truck struck by truck

On January 14, Leonard Bennett was heading west on Crawford Street in his GMC R1500 pick-up. Bennett was paying attention to a car turning right onto South First Street. More...

Bank robber

An armed and hooded robber bursts into the Bank of Ireland and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door with the loot, one brave Irish customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face. More...

Living & Style

Rialto Center for the Arts 2008-09 season presents Swamp Gravy

(ATLANTA) - Georgia State University's Rialto Center for the Arts continues its 2008-09 season with Swamp Gravy, The Official Folk-Life Play of Georgia, Saturday, January 31, 2009, at 8 p.m. More...

'Gran Torino' Film Review

"Gran Torino," directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, follows the story of Walt Kowalski (Eastwood), a war veteran who is adjusting to living alone in his urban Detroit neighborhood after his wife passes away. More...

Budget cuts ahead for Georgia

The state is looking at a deficit of at least $1.6 billion in its $21.1 billion 2009 fiscal year budget. "With 50 percent of the budget in education, and 25 percent in health care, it's going to be very difficult," said Sen. Don Thomas, R-Dalton. More...

Opinion

Up The Creek Without A Paddle

A Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I hope you are having a good time in our nation's capital getting sworn in with all that hoopla. You deserve to enjoy this time of fun and pageantry. It will probably be your only fun for this next four years. More...

Cartoon

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Hook, Line and...Meow?

As we say in the South, "Bless their hearts." The well-intended but mostly clueless folks at PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, have given us all a few good laughs over the years in their effort to save the world's animals by t More...